Art by Erika Taguchi-Newton

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Long Time, No See!

Hello, it's been a long time. Are you still out there, blogsters?

My last blog post was almost 2 years ago! I've manage to get some paintings done, but it's been hard with this whole motherhood thing. I'm definitely not a natural at nurturing, but my little guy is a pretty cool dude.

Doing art shows and events have been more difficult. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be at GenCon or DragonCon this year. We had some health issues in the family and had to cancel last minute. In fact, it's the night before Gen Con, and I'm very sad that I'm not there. I'm telling myself to get over it and move on.

Moving on...

In the next few weeks, I'm hoping to catch up with this blog and post what I've been working on the last 2 years.

Catching Fireflies
Catching Fireflies - Acrylic on board - 11x14 (Prints Available)
This piece (homage to Firefly show) was done for Nerdcore Art Show at Ink & Pistons Tattoo and Art Gallery, in January 2013.

Here's a sketch of little River with her net:
Catching Fireflies Sketch

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Endless Summer

Whew! Just got back from GenCon and DragonCon. Such amazing times! Met up with old friends and made some new ones. I'm so giddy about winning Third Place at DragonCon for "Lost Selkie" and Best Space Scene for "Raygun Love".

Third place at Dragoncon!

I was able to finish a new painting for DragonCon last week:


Fall is almost here and Baby Jack will arrive soon. My show schedule will be limited and local, but they will be great fun.  PalmCon will be next (Sept 22nd) - last year was the first one and it was quite a turnout for a small comic convention. Then it'll be the mother of all indie craft events - StitchRock! (Oct 6th).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Long, Hot Summer

You know you've been neglecting your blog when your husband teases you about it. Well, I've been a little distracted, being knocked up and all!

So far this summer, I made it to HeroesCon (Charlotte, NC), Florida SuperCon (Miami), and Art Nouveau Events' Arts, Beats, Eats & Treats in North Palm Beach (which I'll be doing one more this Saturday night). In a couple of weeks I'll be off to GenCon in Indianapolis, then shortly after to DragonCon in Atlanta. Then I will sit home, get enormous, and wait for our baby boy to pop out :).

I'm doing a big push on finishing off several paintings before DragonCon. Here's the first one completed:

Soak - Final
(Prints available)

My step-by-step:

Soak: color comp

Soak: underpainting

Soak - close up

Soak - starting detail work

In June, I was commissioned by the very best comic book store in the universe - Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida. If you are a geek like me, you have to make a pilgrimage!

Launch! - final

Preview of Tate's biz cards

Hope everyone is having a great summer. And staying cool!